New Yorkers Protest SOPA & PIPA Bills

Hundreds of protestors have gathered in New York to join in on the SOPA/PIPA protests, reports CNN Money. Internet giants like Google, Wikipedia and more have staged a massive online protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation but now the opposition has become more palpable.

According to CNN Money, members of the New York tech community massed outside the offices of U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday afternoon in a protest coordinated by NY Tech Meetup, a local networking group.

“We’re here to make sure our senators know that the New York tech community, which employs tens of thousands of people, really will not take no for an answer,” said Nate Westheimer, one of the protest’s organizers. “The provisions that are being suggested right now would undermine the way the Internet works.”

Watch the following video for a detailed explanation of the bills:

Similar protests are scheduled to take place Wednesday in San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.